At the Molehills of Madness
by Rhys Hughes
Pendragon Press, Maesteg Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0953859886
Date: 31 August, 2006 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Pendragon Press, the independent outfit steered by the impressively dedicated Christopher Teague, is a small press that continues to refine itself. In terms of both the physical and the literary quality of their products, with Teague at the helm Pendragon continues to go from strength to strength.
At the Molehills of Madness is not so tongue-in-cheek as it's title might suggest though certainly this collection of short works by prolific Welsh writer Rhys Hughes contains many strange and sideways stories darkened by some very black humour indeed. Other pieces are disturbing or absurd, bizarre and even downright unpleasant - but the tone of the collection shows that Hughes' works are anything but formulaic. You know as you read that there's a surprise coming in many of these tales, but it's pointless trying to anticipate the route that this inventive and extraordinary writer will take towards it. Dark, darker and darkest - a fascinating clutch of twisted tales not for the faint-hearted.
(Source: Pendragon Press, Maesteg)